Abia State Initiates Ambitious Education and Infrastructure Projects

Abia State government, under Governor Alex Otti, announces plans for the renovation of 221 public schools and the construction of key roads, alongside initiatives to resolve pension arrears, boost workers' salaries, reclaim farm estates, and support farmers and small business owners.

Abia State Initiates Ambitious Education and Infrastructure Projects
Abia State Government

In a bid to enhance educational standards and infrastructure development, the Abia State government has embarked on significant initiatives. Governor Alex Otti unveiled plans for the renovation and retrofitting of 221 public schools across the state during a recent media chat.

Of the designated schools, 170 are primary institutions, with the remaining 51 being secondary schools. Governor Otti emphasized the importance of revamping the educational sector to equip Abians with essential skills and knowledge for global competitiveness.

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Moreover, the state is set to witness substantial infrastructural improvements with the commencement of road construction projects. Governor Otti is scheduled to flag off the construction of the 30-kilometer Arochukwu – Ndiokereke – Ozu Abam road and the 11.5-kilometer Nunya -Eluama -Isuikwuato road. These projects aim to enhance transportation networks and facilitate economic activities within the state.

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In addition to educational and infrastructural endeavors, the government is addressing pension arrears and workers' salaries. Governor Otti assured citizens of the imminent resolution of pension issues and promised an upward review of salaries in line with federal wage awards.

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Efforts are also underway to reclaim farm estates from private investors to maximize agricultural productivity. The government plans to provide financial support to farmers and small business owners across all local government areas, emphasizing the importance of food security and agricultural sustainability.

These multifaceted initiatives underscore the commitment of the Abia State government towards comprehensive development and prosperity for its citizens. With education, infrastructure, and economic empowerment at the forefront, Abia is poised for significant progress and growth in the coming years.